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The operating hours and days of the week for the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site located in the parking lot of the Walmart store a t2424 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet have been updated.
Beginning May 15, the testing site will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting.
The site is supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth and state and local officials to test anyone who meets CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested, including first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19 and those in high risk groups without symptoms.
Those interested in being tested need to visit DoINeedACOVID19Test.com to determine if they are eligible for testing and to make an appointment.
Details on the COVID-19 testing site:
• Appointments must be made through eTrueNorth’s online portal at DoINeedACOVID19Test.com, which will screen individuals to ensure they meet CDC eligibility for testing.
• For questions regarding testing, call 800-635-8611.
• Those being tested will need to wear as mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not available to those who walk up.
• The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and then dropped in the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-through site.
• Testing is available for all ages.
• eTrueNorth will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable Departments of Health.
• The site will be staffed by Walmart health care professionals.
• Testing is not available inside Walmart stores.
• While individuals who are tested are awaiting results, follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.
To read the CDC guidelines on how to care for yourself or someone in your home who is sick, visit bit.ly/35WUhm2.
The guidelines has information on disinfecting the home when sick, as well as quarantine and isolation.
In addition, the CDC site has information about COVID-19 testing.